Check out Bed Rugs http://www.bedrugs.be/. We mixed this and the LP. Out just now!!


We love this wonderful Bees brooch by our friends at ‘I am acrylic’  www.iamacrylic.co.uk - check out the rockets and space ships too ! X click the bee

We love this wonderful Bees brooch by our friends at ‘I am acrylic’  www.iamacrylic.co.uk - check out the rockets and space ships too ! X click the bee


                                              Respect Bees X
Bzzzzzy buzzers!!! Check these bees stamps sent to us by The Isle of Man Post Office. These beautiful stamps have been issued in dedication to one of our most popular and beloved insects and recognising their crucial role in the life cycle of the natural world. 
Respect the Bee. If you want to find out more about these bees a good place to start is the website of the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Scheme at www.bwars.com or at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust at www.bumblebeesconservation.org.uk

                                              Respect Bees X

Bzzzzzy buzzers!!! Check these bees stamps sent to us by The Isle of Man Post Office. These beautiful stamps have been issued in dedication to one of our most popular and beloved insects and recognising their crucial role in the life cycle of the natural world. 

Respect the Bee. If you want to find out more about these bees a good place to start is the website of the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Scheme at www.bwars.com or at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust at www.bumblebeesconservation.org.uk


                                       Pressure Makes Me Lazy 

In the winter of 2010 Aaron Fletcher from The Bees was invited to go to Southern India for a holiday. It was somewhere he had never wanted to go before, but truly loved what he saw. He was inspired! Something he didn’t expect that India would do to him as he was there to relax, swim and eat real Tandoori. 

He decided along with his brother in law to make a little video for ‘Pressure makes me Lazy’, one of the more ambient/tribal songs on the recent Bees Album ‘Every Step’s A Yes’

They discovered this small and very basic ferry that would cross The River Saal hourly-ish and decided it was a great place to shoot the video. Aaron rented a bike and got up at 5am over a few mornings to capture the Goan sunrise and the early morning commuters. He lip synced and danced and Anthony filmed him in his haze.

Anthony has just had the chance to put the final edit together this summer (2012). We really hope that you enjoy it. 

A big special thankyou to Anthony Souter. He is a film director and producer and currently living in Rome. Check out some of his other work herehttp://vimeo.com/user10222609/videos .

Love and Blessings from The Bees X


Working in The Steamrooms (our studio) on new music. Its full steam ahead!


ITS COMPETITION TIME ONCE MORE!!! This week we have five copies of the super rare 12” we did for ‘On Track’ on Channel4. It was recorded straight to vinyl - which means no overdubs or re-starts!! It includes I Really Need Love, Tired Of Loving, The Rip (Portishead cover) and Change Can Happen. For a lucky chance at winning one of these, please answer the following question…
With all the sun thats been shining, The Bees have been feeling particularly happy, helpful and uplifted this week. *****Have you done a good deed this week and if so what did ya do!!???*****

- Click on the above photo to go to our Facebook page to get involved.. x

ITS COMPETITION TIME ONCE MORE!!! This week we have five copies of the super rare 12” we did for ‘On Track’ on Channel4. It was recorded straight to vinyl - which means no overdubs or re-starts!! It includes I Really Need Love, Tired Of Loving, The Rip (Portishead cover) and Change Can Happen. For a lucky chance at winning one of these, please answer the following question…


With all the sun thats been shining, The Bees have been feeling particularly happy, helpful and uplifted this week. 

*****Have you done a good deed this week and if so what did ya do!!???*****

Click on the above photo to go to our Facebook page to get involved.. x


COMPETITION TIME AGAIN!! HOORAH!! We have a juicy handful of The Bees Sound Selection CD’s to give away in this weeks competition. (An exciting mix that we compiled back in 2008, which contains some of our favourite music and a couple of exclusive Bees tunes too!). If you would like a whirl at winning one of them, the question for this week is:****Our music has been labelled under many genres including Psychedelic, Folk, Indie, Rock and many many more. In one word how would you categorise the music of The Bees?****We will choose our favourite five answers next Friday (10th August). We are looking forward to your creative suggestions! - Click on the above photo to go to our Facebook page to get involved.. x
COMPETITION TIME AGAIN!! HOORAH!! We have a juicy handful of The Bees Sound Selection CD’s to give away in this weeks competition. (An exciting mix that we compiled back in 2008, which contains some of our favourite music and a couple of exclusive Bees tunes too!). If you would like a whirl at winning one of them, the question for this week is:

****Our music has been labelled under many genres including Psychedelic, Folk, Indie, Rock and many many more. In one word how would you categorise the music of The Bees?****

We will choose our favourite five answers next Friday (10th August). We are looking forward to your creative suggestions! - Click on the above photo to go to our Facebook page to get involved.. x




A perfect song for today ‘The Skill Of The Man’ from ‘Every Step’s A Yes’. X



Get your Oysters Rockin’ at Rock Oyster Festival http://www.rockoysterfestival.co.uk/. It’s way down west in a place called Rock in Cornwall. Check it out and see you there x

Get your Oysters Rockin’ at Rock Oyster Festival http://www.rockoysterfestival.co.uk/. It’s way down west in a place called Rock in Cornwall. Check it out and see you there x


GREEN MAN FESTIVAL ! ! ! ! 
YES!!!! We’ve been wanting to play this festival forever - see you there X x

GLANUSK PARK, WALES 17,18,19 AUGUST 2012

GREEN MAN FESTIVAL ! ! ! ! 

YES!!!! We’ve been wanting to play this festival forever - see you there X x

GLANUSK PARK, WALES 17,18,19 AUGUST 2012

Record Store Day - Saturday April 21st - 2012

As part of their plans for Record Store Day 2012, our label Fiction are releasing a limited edition remix album - featuring Winter Rose - Nicolas Jaar Remix. You can pick up a copy at your local participating indie record store or pop down to Rise in Bristol this Saturday (April 21st) where Fiction will be taking over with a DJ set from Aaron a Duke Spirit live band performance, art exhibition and the label’s staff on the shop floor. More info: http://bit.ly/HJGCvv

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Bee-hind the artwork…..

We think it’s time to talk about The Bees official artist ,  the amazing Tim Watkins !

Tim met Aaron Fletcher at Winchester School Of Art in the late 90’s striking up an instant bond through a shared passion for music and art. They shared a house that became the venue for a constant DJ Session that lasted for the duration of their degrees. They spent many a weekend travelling to the Isle Of Wight to DJ and hang out in Paul Butler’s Shed. After student life Tim started to work for the Gorillaz as a designer and “inspirationalist” & Aaron formed The Bees with Paul. They kept in touch and Tim frequently travelled with The Bees on many of the early tours and gigs. When “Free The Bees” (The Bees’ 2nd Album) was being recorded Tim took the reigns as the official Bees artist. He created an amazing style of montage from drawings and photographs and came up with the signature style that he rocks so well to this day. He’s designed our record sleeves, posters, T-shirts, badges, stickers, back-drops, projections, a couple of Videos ( Wash in the Rain and Winter Rose ). He really works hand in hand with us and has helped define our sound through his imagery.

We hope you enjoy the collection of work Tim has created for The Bees. There’s a shed load more out there. We’ve got some exclusive posters that we found in the basement recently that will be up for grabs in competition that we’ll be doing later in the year. Watch this space.

Check out more of Tim’s work here..

 http://www.debutart.com/illustration/tim-watkins/virgin-records-wallpaper#/illustration-portfolio

and here…

http://www.watkinswallpapers.com/

 

In the last few years Aaron and Tim (with DJ Guy Carlos) formed The Schizodelic Sound http://www.schizodelic.com/. Currently they have a monthly session at The Social in London put on by the brilliant people from Heavenly Records. http://www.thesocial.com/2012/02/time-to-get-schizodelic-again/ The next one is on Feb.23rd. Get yourselves down there, its a brilliant mash up!!! X


A great week spent working on new material for our forthcoming album. Here are a few sneak shots of us in the barn. x

Thankyou to Simon. 

simonjevans.co.uk

boxbroz.blogspot.com


Listen to the Beesides Mix.

A selection of B Sides spanning from day one of The Bees and over the last 10 years and more . Curated from a selection of Singles & EP’s that we have released. This one is for the fans (old and new) including extended tracks, dubs, versions and instrumental tunes that maybe you hadn’t heard before. We thought it would be super nice to share with you.

Track list.

1.Punchdub
2.Town Version
3.Jackel Head
4.Whistle Chop
5.Out For The Count
6.March Of The Bees
7.Nothin’ (Live)
8. It isn’t Exact
9.These Are The Ghosts (Undead Version)
10.I Still Got Your Number
11.Got To Let Go (Live From The Royal Albert Hall)
12.Left Foot Step Down (Extended Version)
13.Winter Rose Version
14.The Dink

Click the link at the top x


Congratulations Michael Kiwanuka the winner of BBC ‘Sound of 2012’

Congratulations Michael and also a very BIG well done to Paul Butler who produced his album and Jon Mcmullen who enginnered and also Tim and Andy Parkin who also played on a number of the tracks. Well in The Bees!!! We’re all stoked for Michael - great music from a great guy. The album is incredible, your going to love it, trust us. x

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Click on the links to find out more. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16266507 http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/soundof/2012/artists/michaelkiwanuka/#p00n1630


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